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Equipment and Software / Re: BeerSmith 2 & Inventory
« on: January 20, 2014, 02:09:41 PM »
I was thinking about reestablishing my inventory in BS as well.  I have the same problem remembering to remove inventory after a brew session or not remembering if I have already done it. 

The software should have something that tells you whether you have removed the items from inventory already or not.  That would be very helpful.  I "try" to move my completed brews to a separate folder and remove the items from inventory at the same time but I am rarely successful.

I agree it would be nice if there was a "flag" indicating if inventory had been issued or not. One of the very last notations I make on my "Brew Notes" is the date that I "Removed Inventory". If there is no note, I know I still need to.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:10:14 AM »
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: BillyBrew.com. He also writes for HomebrewAcademy.com. Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:03:41 AM »
Michael Agnew is "Minnesota's first Certified Cicerone"

http://www.aperfectpint.net/services.htm

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The Pub / Re: Trick-or-treat
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »
My kids will be out in full force walking the neighborhood. I'm tempted to have a keg at the front door to hand beer out to parents.
I like this idea a lot! May just do that myself.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: black ipa and bruns water spreadsheet
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:52:13 AM »
My opinion and take it for what it's worth as I have never tasted that beer. I would start with the Pale Ale profile and get your "flavor" profile where you want it, then see what this will do to your pH. If you need to lighten up on your additions you can always add some to the boil if needed. My thoughts are a Black IPA is still an IPA so you need to get the flavor correct to that.

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Equipment and Software / Re: thermowell & blow-off valve set-up
« on: October 07, 2013, 08:52:27 AM »
I ferment in buckets, drilled an extra hole for a grommet and made a stainless tube for the thermo-well by pinching one end and fuse welding that end to make it water tight. If you are using carboys, they do sell blow-off/thermo-well combos.

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All Things Food / Re: pig roast
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:42:22 PM »
We just finished our 21st annual pig roast this last weekend. We always stuff the cavity with chickens and sausages for the whole cook. They come out great. We have people that come specifically for the chicken. We carve everything before the party and don't serve from the pig so if your looking for the spectacle of carving to the plate you could always pull the sausages right before service.

How do you do the chickens? Add them halfway through the cook? Great idea. Chicken fat + pork drippings = yum.
We add them right at the start of the cook. Cooking at a little lower temps keeps them from falling apart.

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All Things Food / Re: pig roast
« on: October 03, 2013, 06:48:04 AM »
We just finished our 21st annual pig roast this last weekend. We always stuff the cavity with chickens and sausages for the whole cook. They come out great. We have people that come specifically for the chicken. We carve everything before the party and don't serve from the pig so if your looking for the spectacle of carving to the plate you could always pull the sausages right before service.


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Hop Growing / Re: Home grown brew day!
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:46:03 AM »
My second year Centennials yielded 5.50 ounces dried and the Hallertau yielded 1.00 ounces dried. Harvested and dried 09-08-2013, brewed 09-21-2013, my first time using whole hops as well as homegrown!

6.75# Pale Ale Malt
5.00$ Maris Otter
.50# C-40
.50 oz HG Centennial at 60
2.00 oz HG Centennial at 15
1.00 oz HG Centennial at 10
1.00 oz HG Centennial at 5
1.00 oz HG Centennial at 0
1.00 oz HG Hallertaua at 0

Beersmith calculated 73.90 IBU and O.G. 1.065. I can’t believe the aroma coming off the fermenter, like fresh picked hops. I cannot wait to see how it tastes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« on: September 12, 2013, 09:00:32 AM »
What5 about something personal like a hand carved, engraved mash paddle or tap handle

+1
I just got a set of custom made tap handles from this guy. They look great!
https://www.facebook.com/jerryswoodworks

Ron

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The Pub / Re: Kitchen re-do
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:48:09 AM »
While we just did the demolition on our kitchen redo, so I can't speak to the actual remodel. We did have custom cabinets made and since my wife an I are a little on the taller side, we had the cabinets made 2" higher than normal. Best thing we ever did, no more back aches. It makes it very nice for kneading dough and pasta. We also did a double sink with one side bigger, great for washing larger pots etc.

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Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:00:40 AM »
Thanks Denny I appreciate it.

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Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 07:35:34 AM »
No, wait, with flash disabled it gives me a link that says "Using a screen reader? Click here".  Doing so gets you the HTML5 version.

If you're at least getting that brushed metal gray background on the Kindle, try scrolling down to see if you can find it.  I saw it like halfway down the page, so it might be that it's just not visible at first.

I never get to the metal gray background. When I input user id and password it goes nowhere, blanks out the fields for id and password and nothing happens. I was hoping that the app would take care of this issue for me. I'd sure like to be able to read all the archived versions on my Kindle HD.

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Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:31:53 AM »
I was not sure if it was Flash or not.
If it is a Flash Applet, it does not surprise me that it doesn't work on the Kindle Fire HD. I've read that the new Kindle's are not supporting Flash. I think Apple still does so that's probably why that works.
Thanks for the info, looking forward to the Android App.

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Zymurgy / eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:52:07 AM »
Anybody else have issues signing in and reading eZymurgy on a Kindle Fire HD? I can't even sign in, just sits there and does nothing. Tried the change password etc. Just wondering if it's a glitch or something I'm doing.

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